Maestro

I had expected that the first word on Maestro would come on this blog, but that’s what happens when you take time between posts. We first discussed it during PDC at the Thursday panel on parallel programming, we discussed it on Channel 9, and then Josh Phillips posted his excellent article about isolation and message-passing on the PFX team blog. It was…

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C++ Agents

At PDC 2008, we talked a lot about agents-based programming, in particular during the native C++ talks on parallel programming. We showed how the agents library that we plan to ship in VS 2010 can be used to overlap I/O with computationally intensive processing to raise the throughput of a program. I thought I should…

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PDC Day 3

I did my first talk Wednesday, “A Deep Dive Into the Concurrency Runtime,” where I talked about how to extend the PPL and Agents native libraries and how to build your own scheduler with our runtime. A rather dry topic, I almost managed to bore myself. However, the room was filled to capacity and more,…

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PDC 2008

Next week is PDC 2008. Presentations are done, demos are being rehearsed, and I’m excited to go to my first PDC in 15 years. Last time, I worked for a partner, not for Microsoft. Anyway, my presentation “Deep Dive into the Concurrency Runtime’ is Wednesday, and I’m talking about how to add functionality to our concurrency…

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